ABOUT US 2017-03-21T12:46:47+00:00

Hosts Agnes and Andrew, native Hungarians, will guide you through Hungarian food and cooking techniques spiced up with interesting stories in a lovely Budapest apartment on the Buda side, close to the city center. Each class is hands-on and held in English. No cooking skills required.

 

Agnes

I was born and raised in the Hungarian countryside until I moved to Budapest when I was 21 to study. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in tourism, catering and restaurant. After my degree, I became a cooking class instructor at a cooking school in Budapest and discovered my passion about sharing food and stories with travelers. Therefore, I decided to open my Culinary Hungary Home Cooking Class and have been giving Hungarian cooking classes for 6 years now.

What I offer is something different than a cooking school. All events take place in our own home kitchen not a “fancy” commercial-style kitchen. I want you to feel like you at home and that the dishes can be easily recreated. I believe in authentic cooking and comfort food. I learnt the traditional Hungarian dishes and cooking from my parents, who taught me a lot of secrets of the Hungarian Cuisine and Gastronomy. Many of my recipes are family secrets and make part of my family’s heritage.

I am a Mom of 2, I have a 5 year old son and a 2 year old daughter.

Andrew

I was born and raised in Budapest, lived here all my life except for 7 years when I resided in the U.S. (mainly New Jersey). I have been playing with food since I was 16. I started with recreating my grandmother’s recipes, later on I  changed them little by little until they became something completely different. The endless combinations and opportunities have always  been fascinating to me. After getting my bachelor in marketing I decided it was a good time to try myself out abroad. I started out in a fast food restaurant in New Jersey. After that I got a job at a real restaurant where my passion quickly shined thru,  and zipped me from cook to sous chef in a matter of months. Later on I became a bartender and a club manager. A lot of things changed, but my passion for food has not. I still find great pleasure and excitement when I am around it.

OUR GUEST REVIEWS

See what others say about their experience. Reviews from Culinary Hungary’s guests and customers who took one of our programs.

“My husband and I loved this class! We made Goulash Soup, Chicken Paprika, and Hungarian Apple Cake. Andrew was patient, funny, and informative. He taught us some new knife skills in addition to how to cook three delicious recipes. It was a private lesson in Andrew’s clean and comfortable home. We did not the do the market tour. This was the highlight of our five days in Budapest. Take this class!”

Stephanie Gorosh from London, United Kingdom

“My sister and I scheduled our cooking class with Agnes for the last day of our stay in Budapest. We were offered wine and plum brandy along with appetizers. It instantly felt like we were visiting friends and not just learning to cook. I found the pace to be right-on for my level of cooking. All the while they explained the history and culture of the Hungarian people, including their own families and also the small talk happened very naturally. I would definitely advise anyone that would like to experience true Hungarian cooking to take the class.”

Todd Slusar from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“Agnes was an absolute wonderful host. The tour through the market was educational and delicious. I would probably have never tried the dishes that she got ‘samples’ from the various food vendors.Her home is very welcoming and perfect for the event. She is very attentive to the different cooking skill levels and if you need a bit of coaxing there is palinka! I would recommend that if you only have time for one event in Budapest, then spending the day with Agnes is what it should be.”

Frank Hochban from Canada